The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has updated a September 15, 2016 recall of Imperial Caviar Seafood’s Salmon Roe to include a wider range of product distribution than was previously recognized. This updated recall alerts the public that the product, potentially contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria, was distributed not only in Quebec at the retail level, but also in New Brunswick, Ontario, and – possibly – nationwide.
Clostridium botulinum bacteria produces a toxin that can be deadly in very small quantities. Symptoms include nausea, fatigue, dizziness, vomiting, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure, and paralysis. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of these products.
The recalled product is Imperial Caviar & Seafood brand Salmon Roe in three sizes. The 50 gram size has a UPC number of 1 86866 90024 8 and codes BB/MA 23-AUG-2017 LOT: 23616-03. Another 50 gram size has a UPC number of 1 86866 90024 8 and codes BB/MA 23-AUG-2017 LOT: 23616-04. The 100 gram size has a UPC number of 1 86866 90023 1 and codes 12-FEB-17 04116-02.
Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it. Rather, they should dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a complete refund.